Laser Eye Surgery June 2023
Passionate football player, Alex was constantly frustrated on and off the pitch due to his poor vision.
An avid football player, Alex mentioned that when playing he would “just suffer through it”, having to guess where the ball was going or unable to recognise his team mates from just a few feet away. Unable to perform to the best of his ability Alex had decided that he needed to do something about his vision.
Off the field, Alex couldn’t drive without his glasses or sunglasses, especially at night, and then working at a bank, sitting in front of the computer all day, his “eyes were always quite dry” and he was “struggling with it at the end of it”.
Speaking with his dad who had previously had vision correction surgery 10 years previously, Alex was encouraged to “just go for it”. Being able to confide in his dad and speak about his very own experience, Alex’s dad commented that “he had no regrets and it has changed his life”.
Visiting our state of the art clinic in Belfast Alex was informed he was suitable for LASEK laser eye surgery. As expected, Alex was nervous but found “the surgeon and all the staff were really help, very supportive and made sure I was comfortable throughout the day”.
Having better vision for driving was the first thing he noticed, saying that “it has made such a massive difference”. Alex is now able to work in front of the computer without suffering dry eye, he was able to comfortably drive at night and is now called “hawk-eye” by his football team.
“Just being able to play football without any impairment and no inhibitions was really special”.
If you are interested in finding out more about vision correction surgery and what the best option is for you, why not book a free no obligation consultation at your nearest Optical Express clinic today.